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's a bad history of discrimination. the u.s. attorney general must make sure the measures are not designed to keep people from the polls. they argue the provision is obsolete. they should no longer need approval to change the voting laws. racism is no longer an issue. it's the same argument made in 1965 when president lyndon johnson signed the law, people claimed race imwas an injustice. >> there are those that say racism is an old injustice and there's no need to hurry. 95 years have passed since the 15th amendment gave all negroes the right to vote and the time for waiting is gone. >> why is article five relevant today? remember this past october when federal judges blocked a voter id law in south carolina. the judge, an appointee of george w. bush wrote, one cannot doubt the vital function of section v played here. eric holder compared the laws to a poll tax. still, some form of voter id requirement has passed in 30 states with 11 mandating a photo identification. meanwhile, this past election showed minorities have a harder time casting a ballot. a study showed on average black and his
american and u.s. air in the really raleigh market? >> we -- the overlap, i think is just on the washington, d.c., flight. american serves the hubs for raleigh we serve our hubs from there. i think the overlap is limited to the one flight. >> all right. and i noticed -- and the prices on american and u.s. airways are virtually the same flying out of raleigh occur ram to d.c. how much overlap do you have in charlotte. >> virtually zero. we have a very large connecting hub in charlotte. >> all right. i believe u.s. air serves d.c. out of charlotte, i think they are probably the carrier that has the most flights out of charlotte to d.c. what years years would you anticipate the price difference is from raleigh to d.c. and charlotte to d.c. is? >> i don't know. it sounds like you might know. [laughter] >> it costas lot more money to fly from charlotte to d.c. than raleigh to washington. that's concerning. it's very concerning. and you're direct competitors in a route from raleigh to washington where as u.s. airways it doesn't have a direct competitor, so it costs more money. that would certainl
hours. lucky for us. i'm jenna lee. republicans and democrats on capitol hill are still far apart but now there is word a meeting with the president and the top four congressional leaders is set for this friday, the very same day the $85 billion automatic spending cuts to federal programs will kick in. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live on capitol hill where the big dome you just saw moments ago. mike, is there a clear path forward? a way where compromise might happen before the deadline? >> reporter: jenna, short answer, no. all indications are the $85 billion in spending reductions will happen. if you listen to the tone today, it is getting harsh. democrats firing at republicans. republicans firing back at democrats. after house speaker john boehner told the senate to quote, get off their --, the senate majority leader fired back. >> suffice it to say i thinks the senate is not moving quickly enough to avert the so-called sequester. across-the-board cuts would cost 750,000 americans their jobs unless congress acts and acts quickly. the speaker's charge is, re
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